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Chat Smart Study

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About this survey

If you're 18-29 years old and looking for smart ways to chat with guys online and via apps, then this study is for you!


What's this study about?


Many guys find sex partners online or through apps and some engage in unprotected sex with them. This study contains questions on dating/hooking up online and gives information on specific risks associated with this.

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What does participation involve?


Participants will be invited to either answer questions on the way they chat online or to give feedback on some information about online dating/hooking-up. You'll need around 15 minutes to complete the survey. You'll also be invited to answer a 3-minute follow-up survey in three months from now.

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What are the benefits in participating?


You won't be paid for your participation and we can't guarantee that you'll receive any direct benefits. However, responding to the survey may help you reflect on the ways you date or hook-up online, and the information on dating and hooking-up contains advice that may be useful for you.


How will my confidentiality be protected?


Your responses will be kept confidential and you'll have the option of withdrawing from the study at any time. This study has been approved by the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref: # HC1335).
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Who is conducting the study?


The Chat Smart Study is being conducted by the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Australia and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations. Click here for more info



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